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After 13 Killed in Casamance, ICP Asked UN For Comment, Full Day Later Dujarric Praises Sall

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, January 9 – The UN and its envoys are more and more silent and ineffectual under Secretary General Antonio Guterres. From Cameroon and now Nigeria, through Gabon, Togo and Guinea Bissau, the UN is silent, the envoys perhaps taking their lead from Guterres himself, who went to Cameroon only to accept Paul Biya's golden statement. As to Casamance and Senegal where UN envoy Chambas is based, Inner City Press on January 8 asked Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarri, UN transcript here: Inner City Press: Over the weekend, some 13 people were killed in the Cas… Casamance region in Senegal, which has been an ongoing issue between that country and the people in Casamance.  And I wanted to know if DPA [Department of Political Affairs] or the various envoys, maybe Mr. [Mohammed ibn] Chambas, have any comment or are going to do anything? Spokesman:  Yes, we're obviously following the matter.  I don't have anything to say publicly at this point." Twenty four hours later, instead of emailing Inner City Press his belated statement, he waited and read it out at the next noon briefing, praising Macky Sall. It will be in the day's transcript.This is the same Dujarric who threw Inner City Press out of the UN Press Briefing Room as it pursued the Ng Lap Seng UN bribery case. Now Dujarric is stonewalling on Guterres' inaction on the Patrick Ho and Cheikh Gadio UN bribery case. This UN is corrupt. On Guinea Bissau, ECOWAS set a two-month deadline for the political standoff in Guinea Bissau or, it said Sunday, it will begin imposing sanctions. While more decisive that the UN Security Council which oversees ongoing slaughter in Yemen as in Cameroon, it is still ironic to send for example the president of Togo, shooting protesters, to Guinea Bissau to urge dialogue. But it is noteworthy, as one of Guinea-Bissau's role in the wider corruption pattern in the UN, along with the UN bribery indictment of Cheikh Gadio the former foreign minister of Senegal and Patrick Ho of the China Energy Fund Committee, a scandal on which Secretary General Antonio Guterres has yet to even order an audit or take questions. In the UN on 11 August 2017, the Ambassador of Guinea Bissau gave a speech in front of a curved wall of painting by a Chinese artist, praising a Memorandum of Understanding reached between his country and something called “UNCG,” which he did not define.

Inner City Press, evicted and still restricted for covering Macau-based buinessman Ng Lap Seng's purchase of and agreements with various small countries and UN entities, managed to Periscope the event, here

Afterward Inner City Press research found that UNCG is the UN Commutech Group, which on the Internet has a total of two Tweets and a website that is still “UNder construction,” even as the group brags of having penetrated the UN General Assembly high level week in 2015 and 2016. 

That General Assembly week in 2015 is the one in which then Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's nephew Dennis Bahn and brother, still on the lam, used Ban's and the UN's name to try to sell real estate in Vietnam, according to the US Attorney's indictment in the US Court for the Southern District of New York.

Inner City Press is covering that case as well, even as the UN Department of Public Information, soon to be headed by Alison Smale of the New York Times, refuses even after Ng's conviction on all charges to return Inner City Press to regular Resident Correspondent accreditation and its office, for now assigned to an Egyptian state media Akhbar al Yom whose correspondent Sanaa Youssef, a 1984 president of the UN Correspondents Association, rarely comes in and never asks questions.

Has the UN reformed or changed under Ban's successor Antonio Guterres and his deputy Amina J. Mohammed, in power more than seven months? Will its DPI "Global Communications," under Smale, who will replace Cristina Gallach who according even to a UN audit first published by Inner City Press allowed Ng, with no due diligence, to buy events in the UN and even the UN slavery memorial?

There is a structural conflict of interest that Inner City Press and now the Free UN Coalition for Access have pointed out: the people in charge of pro-UN propaganda are also allowed to rule on the accreditation and access of independent press covering the UN more critically, with no content-neutral rules, or rules of any kind. What could do wrong?

The August 11 event had free cans of (warm) beer, duck and chicken feet, and the banner of ECOWAS, the mission of Sierra Leone and the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) consulate. But only a few hours later, while the painting remained up, the identifying paraphernalia was gone.

The UN provided support services to the event, and Inner City Press has the document, as it awaits further documents from the Ng Lap Seng trial. The UN is corrupt. We'll have more on this.


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